Category Archive: Charity


Finest Playa Mujeres Charity Auction: A Holiday that Made the World a Better Place

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In partnership with our friends at the Excellence Group, we auctioned off a 7 night all inclusive stay for 2 adults at the brand new Finest Playa Mujeres in Mexico to raise some well-needed funds for our buddies at Reuben's Retreat. It's a charity aspiring to create a support facility for the families of terminally ill children, and we jump at any opportunity for the world of travel to help make the planet a better place. The lucky auction winner was Lee Roberts, whose holiday contributed £1,127 to Reuben's Retreat. We had ourselves a little interview to get his thoughts on the whole affair.

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Staying Strong for Reuben

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As I’m sure you remember from our last blog, we’ve been fundraising for Reuben’s Retreat by fighting our indulgences and giving up our favourite things for 40 days and 40 nights. It’s hardly been a picnic either! We Blue Bay folk are naturally creatures of comfort, so for several long weeks we’ve been living on the brink of tantrum. Last time you heard the trials and tribulations of Amy, Nicola, and Steph, and here are three more of the team who are rising to the challenge for Reuben

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Rising to the Challenge for Reuben

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It’s been a few weeks since we started our stint of giving up our favourite things for 40 days and 40 nights in order to raise money for Reuben’s Retreat. They’ve been long weeks, full of cravings and wistful glances through the kitchen cupboards, but the Blue Bay team are a tough bunch at heart. We’re now the champions of a good cause, so everyone is doing their best to muscle through the hankerings, and our sights are firmly set on that £1,500 target. Here’s what some of the team have to say about their time of depravity, and why it’s worth the struggle

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Give Up Something For Reuben: Watch us squirm as we give up our favourite things in aid of Reuben’s Retreat

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So, last week we held our end of year meeting (postponed from December due to various Mexico-based shenanigans), during which we launched Reuben's Retreat as our new charity partner. We're giving up our favourite things for 40 days and 40 nights (any resemblance to Lent is purely coincidental). We're a gluttonous bunch and this is no mean feat; between us we're giving up our beloved chocolate, sweets, cakes, crisps, take-aways, coffee, wine and even meat!

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Giving Pride ‘n Purpose to South Africa’s Children with the Virgin Unite Project

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The children of South Africa's Mpumalanga Region are a truly resiliant and inspiring bunch. Following a trip to the area in November of 2011 I had the privilage of visiting a Pride 'n Purpose Virgin Unite Project at a village just outside the luxurious surroundings of Richard Branson's Ulusaba Game Reserve in Sabi Sands to help them paint a creche for the local children.

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